Date Thesis Awarded

Spring 5-2009

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

English

Advisor

Melanie Dawson

Committee Member

Deborah Denenholz Morse

Committee Member

Christy L. Burns

Committee Member

Suzanne Raitt

Committee Member

Frederick C. Corney

Abstract

Literature of the Great Irish Famine struggles to contain the disaster within narrative. William Carleton and Anthony Trollope, two first-hand witnesses of the Famine, write novels haunted by trauma. Though they attempt to explain the disaster by incorporating it into an ideologically-motivated story, their narratives crumble whenever they focus on human scenes of suffering.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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